Apprentice hunt for Britain's best - conducted by Berkeley Group


The search is on for the top apprentices working in construction. The Berkeley Group has launched a call for entries at the start of its second annual Apprentice Awards campaign. With housebuilders needing tens of thousands of new recruits over the next decade, Berkeley is calling on schools and FE colleges to help champion careers in construction.

  • Right now, 98% of young people believe that more can be done in school and colleges to help students become an apprentice
  • The Berkeley Group is committed to having at least 1,500 people in apprenticeships or training by April 2018

Industrial Strategy Fund: battery dreams and regulation realities - Schneider Electric comment


Darren Farrar (pictured), energy segment manager at Schneider Electric comments:

“As the world’s need for consistent, reliable energy grows, we need to embrace innovative ways of generating and making the most of the power at our disposal. Using energy storage to unlock extra potential in renewable energy is one way to do this and it’s encouraging to see the Government creating mechanisms for this to take shape.

Time to teach? College targets industry professionals interested in new career

Teacher training course aims to create new wave of teachers

Reports of a national teacher shortage in continuously hitting the headlines - with some experts declaring it a "crisis". 

Almost three out of four local education authorities in England have admitted to experiencing a teacher shortage in their boroughs.

You may have thought about teaching your area of expertise in a secondary school or a further education college (FE), and you may have even investigated the possibility – but, if the time it takes to train, the high entry requirements, and eye-watering fees are putting you off – perhaps it’s time to think again?

G&H group engineers a major expansion programme

Chris Tinson, Managing Director of Veritas Recruitment Solutions with Andrew Hudson,

Veritas Recruitment Solutions has won a prestigious contract to support G&H Group, as the leading mechanical and electrical engineering company embarks on a major expansion and recruitment programme.

Veritas is responsible for identifying and recruiting a wide range of people to bolster G&H’s renowned Building Services team as the Leeds based company looks to grow its 120 strong workforce over the next 12 months.  Positions the company is recruiting for include Mechanical and Electrical Supervisors, Mechanical Estimators, Fabrication Estimators and Electrical Contracts Managers.  

Jobs for the Girls campaign nominated for award

Jobs for the Girls

NICEIC’s Jobs for the Girls campaign is up for a gong at this year’s Women in Construction awards. The campaign has been shortlisted for the best staff training and development award at the ceremony which takes place in Manchester on March 1. NICEIC CEO Emma Clancy commented: “Although more women are now choosing to take up a career in the trades, the numbers are still painfully low."